WGN’s original series, Salem, has welcomed Richard Shepard as a director and executive producer. His credits include films like The Matador and televised fare like Girls.
According to Deadline: “Salem, from Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Fox21, is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts and explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American history.”
Shooting begins this fall in Lousiana. The series is expected to debut in 2014.